talker system = T = tanked
tall card n.
A PC/AT-size expansion card (these can be larger than IBM PC or XT cards because the AT case is bigger). See also short card. When IBM introduced the PS/2 model 30 (its last gasp at supporting the ISA) they made the case lower and many industry-standard tall cards wouldn't fit; this was felt to be a reincarnation of the connector conspiracy, done with less style.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, this entry manually entered by rootbeer277.